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Elf Loop is the longest loop in the Tolkien Trails at Michigan Tech.


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0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Singletrack

975' 297 m

High

921' 281 m

Low

52' 16 m

Up

54' 17 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Elf Loop leaves Ring Loop and heads out through lowland hardwoods across several 5 foot wide bridges, crosses an overgrown meadow bounded by old fence posts, skirts a small stream under some larger red oaks, another wide bridge, and small rolling meadow, then another wide bridge and back to Ring Loop - all at a relatively flat, easy 8 feet wide.

Check out the "squirrel graveyard" in the overgrown meadow - what are all all those little 6 inch wooden "tombstones" with metal tags sticking out of the ground for?

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Large red pines on Gnome Loop at Michigan Tech's Tolkien Trails.
Aug 21, 2013 near Houghton, MI
Traversing a small meadow on Elf Loop at Michigan Tech's Tolkien Trails.
Aug 21, 2013 near Houghton, MI
Meandering on Elf Loop at Michigan Tech's Tolkien Trails.
Aug 21, 2013 near Houghton, MI
Large twinned oak on Elf Loop at Michigan Tech's Tolkien Trails.
Aug 21, 2013 near Houghton, MI

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